Portland, OR – One Dead, One Injured in Crash with Cement Truck on Northwest Sundial RdOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (July 15, 2022) – Authorities in the Troutdale area responded to the scene of an accident that occurred on Thursday morning, July 14. Multnomah County emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene at Northwest Sundial Road, north of the NW Swigert Way intersection, where a car and a cement truck were involved in a crash. Authorities say that the car was hit by the cement truck after passing through the intersection.
LifeFlight was called to the scene to airlift the driver of the car to a local hospital, but the driver passed away before they could be airlifted. Another passenger in the vehicle was taken to a nearby medical center with injuries. There is no information as to the severity of the other passenger’s injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are currently under investigation by local authorities, including the East County Vehicular Crimes Team.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Oregon
Cement trucks are an important part of maintaining infrastructure in our state. However, these vehicles are massive and can be difficult to control at times. The Statistics show that when a vehicle is involved in a crash with one of these massive commercial vehicles, the result is often deadly or very serious injuries. As we see more commercial trucks and construction vehicles on our roadways, to maintain the roads and their infrastructure, the trend is that there will continue to be more serious truck accidents.
The majority of truck accidents are caused by drivers who engage in reckless and negligent behaviors while operating their vehicles and are neglecting to follow the rules of the road. Experts have identified risky behaviors, such as distracted driving, speeding, tailgating, inclement weather, unstable or shifting cargo, driver fatigue, uncertified or inexperienced drivers, obstacles in the road, and impaired driving as leading factors in the cause of truck accidents.
Being involved in a truck accident can be a life-changing event, which can leave an impact on your life for years to come. Injuries can be life-altering for not only you but your family as well. Anyone involved in a trucking accident due to someone else’s negligence should speak to a truck accident lawyer to understand their rights and what they may be entitled to. Oftentimes, the truck accident is the fault of the driver of the truck. The negligent party may be required to help pay for your medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repair or replacement, and other non-economic damages you’ve suffered.
There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided. When you lose a loved one, we know that no amount of money could replace that person’s presence in your life. Filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can ensure that you get justice for your deceased family member and can help you to cope with their loss.
The insurance companies will want to settle early and will try to convince you to accept less compensation for your injuries, so it’s important to hire a qualified attorney from the beginning who will fight for your rights and negotiate with the insurance company so you don’t have to. Contact a Portland truck accident lawyer by calling 503-796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to see how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.